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A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannon Cotterie
Harlan Cotterie
Sallie Cotterie
Sheriff Jones
Andrew Lester
Mr. Stoppenhauser
Danielle Klaudt ...
Female Teller
Peter Hall ...
Funeral Operator
Pawn Shop Clerk


Featuring shades of Edgar Allen Poe's ["A Tell-tale Heart" and] "The Black Cat", 1922, with a Bonny and Clyde sub-plot, based on the Stephen King novella of the same name, centers on simple but proud farmer, Wilfred James, who, with his young son, murders his wife to gain ownership of her inherited land. Shortly after, however, strange and supernatural occurrences begin to plague both James and his farm. Is it just simple bad luck, or is it the work of something much more sinister? Written by Jake Logsdon

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This will be Thomas Jane's third starring role in a film based on works by Stephen King. The other two being The Mist (2007) and Dreamcatcher, l'attrape-rêves (2003). See more »


The flag of the USA in 1922 was the 48 star one, in oeration from July 4, 1912 - July 3, 1959. This had 6 rows of 8 stars in a row, all in line with each other. The flags on the hotel in open sequence had flags that resemble later 49 or 50 star/state flags with offset stars. See more »


[first lines]
Wilfred James: [writing] To whom it may concern. My name is Wilfred Leland James, and this is my confession. The issue that led to my crime and damnation was 100 acres of good land in Hemingford Home, Nebraska, willed to my wife, Arlette Christina Winters James, following the death of her father. It was much my intention to add her 100 to our 80-acre freehold farm, as it was to someday pass it all on to my boy, Henry Freeman James, and to his thereafter.
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Be sure your sins will find you out
21 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Much like Stephen King's 1408 (a short story from his Everything's Eventual collection), 1922 is another short story that transfers well to the silver screen. 1922 is an American Gothic tale set at a family's comfortable farm in the mid-west. Hundreds of acres of pristine farmland, a thriving crop, a proud father, and blue skies as far as one can see. The husband has plenty to love about life here, except for his ill-contented wife. This idyllic scene becomes the backdrop of husbands conniving treachery, and a thematic string of mishaps and horrors which follow. The sweet life is not so sweet anymore. Thomas Jane churns out a strong and convincing performance not to be missed.

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